Harry Winks 5/10:
It feels like Pochettino, albeit inadvertently, is setting Winks up for failure. The holding midfielder struggled dearly before being pulled off early in the second half. Even though he connected on 92 percent of his passes, he was largely ineffective, mostly because City controlled entirely the ball and tempo. Frustration started to billow for the Englishman, and rightly so.
Moussa Sissoko 6/10:
With no tackles, interceptions, clearances or attempted shots, Moussa Sissoko’s stats tell a tale. He covered a lot of ground and got himself about, but was largely silenced in the centre of the park. He made a few strong forward runs but was more on the pitch to hurry and contain City, a task he performed suitably.
Tanguy Ndombele 7/10:
Provided with little opportunity to impact the match on the ball, Tanguy Ndombele, like his midfield teammates, did a lot of chasing on Saturday. When he did obtain possession, Ndombele made more of it than Sissoko, assisting on Erik Lamela’s opener and creating four successful dribbles. He also put in a valiant workmanlike performance, smothering City’s space where possible.